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she will suffer if -- he suffer if we go over the cliff. it will hurt the republicans in congress, which is why democrats will relish going over the cliff. but obama is not running again, unlike democrats in congress. he is thinking of his legacy. if we go over the cliff and into recession, and the cbo has predicted 9% unemployment, a drop in gdp, that will wreck his second term. i am not sure he has all the cards. he has the advantage and republicans as their backs against the wall, but he may be overplaying his hand. he is pushing for unconditional surrender. i am not sure republicans will go along unless there is some give on obama's part. >> unconditional surrender, mark? >> i am not sure with the exact policy is. the president has the advantage and the factors you are seeing are on the republican side. the democrats' ranks are totally unified. but i think it is important when the president does prevail, which i think he will in this showdown, all but certain, that there be -- that it be done in a way that john boehner leaves with his dignity intact and a sense that he has ach
in congressss are relishing going over theliff. but obama is not running again unlike democrats in the congress. if we go over the cliff and into the recession that cbo has predicted withth a 9% unemployment, that will wreck his second term. i am not sure he has all the cards. republicicans have their backs against the wall, but he may be overplaying his hand. he is pushing for unconditional surrender, and ii am not sure e by republicans will go along unless there is some give from obama. >>>> unconditional surrerender rk? >> i am not sure what the exact policy is. the president has the advantage. the e factors are a on the republican side. and the democrats' ranknks have been totally unied. i think i.t. is important when the president does prevail which i think he will, ththat it be done in a way that john boehner, republican speaker of the house, leaves with it his dignity intact and with a sense that he has achieved something. if it is -- humiliation cannot be a byproduct of the final resolution. >> colby? >> it would not be a defeat for president obama in any w way. if we go over the cli,
obama troubles monday to an auto plant in michigan to merge congress to extend tax breaks for 998% of americans.
to home now, president obama has asked congress for $60 billion. that's in aide to help with superstorm sandy's cleanup in all states. the request comes in the midst of a tough fiscal cliff fight and house speaker john boehner says they will review the request by the president. new york and new jersey originally asked for a combined $79 billion in aide. the states' governors say they are grateful for any help. >>> the supreme court taking up the controversial issue of gay marriage. the high court agreed to hear two important cases, prop 8 out of california and doma out of new york. a federal court recently overturned prop 8 after the measure passed by voters. the court will decide if doma violates the fifth amendment of equal protection under the law that applies to same-section couples legally married in other states. >>> today is a very happy day for same-section couples in washington state. it is the first day they can marry under the new law, legalizing gay marriage. couples began lining up for licenses early thursday morning. some courthouses opened up at midnight for the ceremonie
if we got off the fiscal cliff. 53% say republicans in congress, 27% say president obama. 17% say it's both. what do republicans have in this battle? they really don't have much leverage, do they? >> the democrats faced the same thing in 2000, when george w. bush got elected, they realized they were going to have to scale back and do what he wanted hem to do. they're going to ask for entitle been reform. >> and this is going to happen on december 31st at 11:59? >> boehner and obama are meeting today for a reason because they know they have to do the chest beating inside and out. please, obama's begging, boehner's begging, they're going to finish this up. >>> a popular mexican american singer is missing. she just performed at a concert in mexico last night. what happened after she boarded a plane. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to a
on the senate foreign relation committee in the new congress, will president obama make a mistake to -- condoleezza -- susan rice for secretary of state. >> ambassador rice is viewed as a political operative and i don't think he'll nominate her. i really don't. that time has come and gone. as i said, i'll give any nominee a fair hearing and i will in this case but i think the president realizes on both sides of the aisle there are concerns about the fact that she is such a political operative and not viewed, chris as a principal. >> chris: let me quickly and i'll ask you, senator. you don't think she'd pass the senate? >> well, i don't know what will happen. obviously, there are many people like me that always give nominees a fair hearing. i don't think she is going to be nominated for a lot of reasons. >> chris: and senator schumer, briefly? >> yes. the solution here, a lot of republicans don't want to vote for susan rice. if she is nominated by the president, and i think he is very capable, they shouldn't filibuster, they don't have to vote for her but don't require 60 votes to
- and-forecast showed no sign of letting up today 20 white house and republicans in congress. dr reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama nignaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare agd medicaid if republicans atree to raise tax rates for the rich. fini'm willing to find ways to cing down the cost of health care without hurting seniors and dther americans who depend on it. and i'm willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending duts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker john aehner announced the talks were stalled. >> well, this isn't a progress report because there's no progress to report. >> reporter: his democratic counter-part, nancy pelosi, blamed boehner for the stalemate. >> what they offered in return nas an empty letter, lacking in the fics. 3 dreporter: such is the state of negotiations 23 days before nhe deadline, when federal era le tax rates will revert to higher, clinton-era levels, a 2% ayroll tax cut will expire, and long-term unemployment benefi
that are facing this country that president obama's going to want done, that congress is going to want done. so there's a lot of room and a lot of space and time, four long years, for negotiations. sometimes the democrats will have more leverage. sometimes the republicans will have more leverage. >> there you go. and everybody left side says, it's not fair when the other person has more leverage or the other team, it's not fair, it's not fair. everybody does it. >> it's not even four years. we're going to have a debt ceiling conversation in a few months. >> right, right. >> you've got to remember, this is like -- this is rapid-fire. as soon as we get past this fiscal cliff, president obama's going to meet with boehner again to talk about debt ceiling. >> any chance john boehner could have trouble with conservatives in the the house? he's signalling a weakness to possibly compromising on tax hikes and he tossed a few tea party types off key committees. could that come back to taunt him, anna? >> you know, i don't think so. i think it will help him. listen, membership has privileges. but leadersh
to see in terms of composition of this deal? the obama administration has talked about including new stimulus funds. are you hearing any specific stepare small businesesses lobbying congress to include inserts forhe distric >> in the district, there are certain industries that we foc on. technology is one ofhose. it is part of the mayor's five- year plan to make d.c. a technolology hub. that wou be industry y we wod certainllook at. e challenge is that the presidenentill say theevenueue increases and the president wants to raise the tax on the upper i income of $250,0,000 and above. there is a bitit of a challenge with that cause that can hurt small business entrepreneurs. we've got to take a brereak but when w we come back, we will do our number of ththe week bu first, i want to talk to you abouwhether small businesses are lining up against some of the big corporations. state-owned for more. -- stay tuned fo you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child trsmission. our employees and theheir famil
to focus on climate change. as the obama administration done enough of climate change? >> none of us have done enough. governors are no different than members of congress. we come from different regions of the country. my comment about climate change was more about what some of the governors are doing in the northeast and along the coast that do not necessarily half fossil fuel resources. >> we're having a little bit of a signal problem. we're going to have to fix that and come back to you in a couple of minutes. we apologize. let me go to your point about environmental issues and global warning. it was a huge issue in the campaign, something the president promised to do more in 2013 or 2014. >> we have not seen a lot of action. there are a couple of these issues on the liberal wish list that i feel like the obama administration has not quite in gauge on. whether it is gun-control or immigration reform. there are these issues that the end of lustration has not quite in gauge on. -- that the administration has not quite engaged on. >> it was likely a very strategic decision why some of the
more years of mentioning this occasionally and say it's too bad the congress can't act. neil: all right, if barack obama thought he was going to get a pass from al gore on the global climate change warming, whatever they call it these days, not happening. we are here whether this might make the white house move even more quickly on climate change. melissa, what do you think? >> it's funny there's al gore bbying cocktails at the president from this podium. he said the atmosphere was an open sewer, a fabulous image. incredible. in the speech, i watched the whole thing, he briefly -- neil: you did? >> yeah. he briefly mentioned the people who, you know, lost everything in their lives, no word about thfolks on this show and the other show who are still without everything. i mean, he was just focused on using this, you know, as a political jumping off point for climate change. neil: seeing through the ears -- >> that's cruel. neil: former weight -- that i know, mr. mr. vice president, il leave you alone own that. leaving aside how to make a storm to use it as a point, accurately or not, i wo
a month left for congress and the white house to strike a deal to avert $500 billion in automatic defense cuts, the obama administration has finally allowed the pentagon to start planning how to implement them. the white house had steadfastly argued it was a waste of time to plan for cuts that might never happen. but with negotiations appearing to be stalled and doubtless to pressure them, the administration has cleared government departments to start preparing. the administration says the pentagon has little flexibility and that the budget control act calls for uniform cuts to every program, project or activity to total about $5 hundred billion. -- $500 billion. given the. has exempted military personnel, cuts of about 9% would hit programs, operations, civilians and benefits over the coming ten years. it's the abruptness and the thoughtlessness ever the cuts that make them problematic. the pentagon can cut more. it just needs more time and less mindless rules to do so. could sequestration still be avoided? yes, lawmakers could strike a deal at the last minute to keep it from happening o
committee assignments. he has been exercising the powers that he should as a leader. >> president obama is not just sitting there. he has come forward asking to raise the debt ceiling. are you following that? >> yes. >> what do you think of that, and what do you think the congress thinks of that? >> well, it has to be raised. >> that's the power of the purse. >> the power of the purse is the power to spend. congress has already authorized and appropriated all of this money. now, it wants to come back in and prevent the government from paying the debts accrued by congress itself. so there is something absurd in congress coming in behind, and saying all of am money that we appropriated, we -- this money that we appropriated, we don't want to pay for it. we want to default on the national debt. >> if he has the power to raise the debt ceiling, the defacto power to do that, is that causing a mall-balancing, a bad balancing between the executive branch and the legislative branch? >> not at all. because the congress still has the power of the purse. if they don't want to spend money, then the
will be nicholas morada. >>> the back-and-forth between the white house and republicans and congress is showing no signs of letting up. there's a little more than three weeks left until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts in programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i'm willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker boehner announced the talks were stalled. >> well, this isn't a progress report, because there's no progress to report. >> reporter: his democratic counterpart nancy pelosi blamed boehner for the stalemate. >> what they offered in return was an empty letter, lacking in specifics. >> reporter: such is the state of negotiations, 23 days before the deadline, when federal income tax will revert to higher levels, and long-term unemployment benefits will dry up for over two million americans who have been out of wor
that it's dead, that means that it's dependent on freedom and that's why they're so is obama programs like celinda and all based on controlling in governing the decisions of entrepreneurs always fails because they are based on the past. they're propping up the past in the name of congress because future will come as a surprise to us. >> in the chapter the nature of poverty, you write the refusal of american leaders to tell the truth is more important when it comes to poverty. the prevailing expressed opinions is racism and discrimination still looks and the low-end kinds of blacks. this proposition is false and insidious. not only does the same to write americans, not only does it obstruct the truth, and encourages states essential incredibility the alternet posted held in private by many blacks and whites that can now -- cannot now make it in america without fast federal assistance, without indeed the government programs for the worst aspects of black poverty and promised to perpetuate. >> that is under the carter administration. 40% branagh does -- it is below 40%. now it is about 70% o
. in conclusion, the obama and -- above the administration is congress have been great partners that we are grateful. but costs will be high. they would be unfathomable and the terms of lost productivity, disabled economy and a fracture transportation network should we fail to make those repairs and investments. the road ahead will be a challenge but with the help of the federal government and our partners, we know recovery is possible. thank you for all to this hearing, senator. >> we know each other so well. we are neighbors in our professional office space across the street and because of the densely populated character of our area, we have a lot of service to supply. i think you have done it well and we're proud of the people at new jersey transfer for the sacrifice of any made to be on the job regardless of how they got to do it. we're glad to hear from me. >> thank you, mr. chairman. it is an honor to be here. thank you for you and the other senators and it is an honor to have you as our senior senator. new jersey transit began monitoring of planning for san the day visit -- days
obama? >> it is very important for us to focus on the ultimate solution, that we've got to make the critical investments in this nation, and also congress nights to understand that it's critically important that we go into an era of solutions and not simply stop gap measures. it's very important that we manage our health care system, no question, but efficiencies are not going to get us there. we need science to drive, knowledge to apoint of delivering on strategies for public health, early detection of desee, and if disease does occur, to render them eliminated as a result of effective and less expensive drugs. >> ron, pleasure to have you on. >> my pleasure. >> and we will be right back. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel am
cutsing and you know, concerns about our debt, what would be your message to president obama? >> it is very important for us to focus on the ultimate solution, that we've got to make the critical investments in this nation and also congress needs to understand that it's critically important that we go into an era of solutions and not simply stopgap measures. it's very important that we manage our health care system, no question, but efficiencies are not going to e get us there. we need science to drive knowledge to a point of delivering on strategies for public health, early detection of disease and if disease does occur, to render them eliminated as a result of effective and less expensive drugs. >> ron, pleasure to have you on. >> my pleasure. >> and we will be right back. on, home of the legendary grand prix circuit. the perfect place to bring the all-new cadillac ats to test the 2.0-liter turbo engine. [ engine revs ] ♪ [ derek ] 272 horsepower. the lightest in its class. the cadillac ats outmatches the bmw 3 series. i cannot believe i have ended the day not scraping so
with the supreme court upholding it. you're right the supreme court upheld obama care. what the states rights will point to sleeper strands in that opinion that are pro states rights. chief justice roberts for a majority of the court said it violates congress's power under the commerce clause. he's placing real restrictions on the commerce power which has been the ace through which the federal government exerted authority over the nation. second, there are real restrictions placed in the restriction clause rather than the individual mandate. that spending clause restriction is going to be significant. these are seeds to not be too much of a conspiracy theorist that the supreme court is planting that it expects to grow in the future. people who are concerned with state's rights are reading that opinion saying we have allies in the supreme court now. we can do more. >> it's part of why the reelection of president obama was so critical was because we're looking at potentially two more supreme court justices in the next four years. hold on to the medicaid. we'll stay on that. just before we get t
obama ally. should the president be more involved in these talks? >> you're talking about an election that just ended. you're talking about a lame duck session and a new congress being sworn in it's the new congress that's going to deal with this and there's going to be significant changes. i think the president sitting back. letting the certain players and congress kind of figure out the main details. i have no doubt to come back after the president is sworn in again, he's going to put a major push in. i have no doubt about that. in fact it's smart politics, it's smart policy. i think you've seen republicans and democrats coming to terms with that, this is something that's going to get done. my guess is it's probably going to get done in the first year of the new presidency. joe after immigration reform, most folks suspect that immigration reform is going to get done in some way, shape or, form or fashion. after that, joe, what's, what do you think is going to be the focus of this president? >> i think this president has a numb of challenges. i think his biggest challenge of course r
looks into the jobs situation. my number one priority for president obama is to have him look at the jobs situation. host: thank you for the call. a story per chelating last weekend, what is known as a supplemental spending bill that will move through congress. a $60.4 billion request for disaster aid came in on friday, weighed heavily for community development's to help new york and new jersey recover from hurricane sandy. most of the focus is on the immediate recovery, it includes $13 billion as a downpayment towards longer-term payments to protect against future disaster. the question this morning is, as the president begins on his second term, john is joining us from illinois. caller: i will distract a little bit. i hear so much talk about cutting entitlements. we never hear about over spending government waste. cutting some of the money that we need a in order to serve our country. why can we ever hear about where money is going that it should not go like research for monkey science. that is my comment. host: thank you for the call. john on the republican line. caller: i
. it was both sides of the held by both parties. to be blunt, the obama white house has opposed the day to act. the administration has testified against legislation. they have tried to prevent congress from passing legislation that would require the spending intermission. let's talk about the management category. that second category. the most important data in this second category is what programs does the government have? how does their performance compared to past performance? there has been more progress. congress passed the modernization act. it requires the administration to come up with a consistent list of two programs. as far as we know that is happening. it will allow us to track performance, that is great. regulation. this is a category where progress by the administration has been mixed. we have half a million datasets, many are machine readable. the most important regulatory ever mission is not being published, and the administration has not moved towards getting it published. let's take financial regulatory information. the securities and exchange commission requires companies to
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